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Creating shared mailboxes with FIM2010R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We need to provision, sync and deprovision shared mailboxes through FIM.

    I have searched extensively, and found several places mentioning, that it is not supported by older versions of ILM/FIM. I also found mentions of it might be coming in the future, but the latest version of ExchangeUtils makes no mention of shared mailboxes.

    I understand that we can always "just" provision using Powershell, but Powershell through manage code is something we try to avoid if we can.

    So before we go down the bumpy Powershell road... Is there a better/other way to provision mailboxes in FIM 2010R2 than using powershell?


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    Monday, May 27, 2013 12:06 PM

All replies

  • If you depend on the standard Update-Recipient function and then set the msExchRecipientTypeDetails attribute and disable the account afterward, you'll have the equivalent of a shared mailbox. You'll still need to manage permissions on it, though.


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    Monday, May 27, 2013 5:21 PM
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  • Thank you for your reply, Brian.

    So as far as you know, there is no way around Powershell for creating shared mailboxes? 

    I was really hoping for something along the lines of...:

    ExchangeUtils.CreateSharedMailbox("MySharedMailbox")

    and then commit the connector.

    :)


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    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 9:17 AM